Siena's Palio Horse Race

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The Palio, which is in effect a piece of painted fabric is put to its... News PhotoCity,Competition,Human Interest,Italy,Leisure Activity,Lifestyles,Palio,Representing,Riding,Siena,Sports Race,Summer,Textile,Topics,Tradition,Travel,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Chris JablinskiSIENA, ITALY - AUGUST 16: (RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING, NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS) The Palio, which is in effect a piece of painted fabric is put to its place at the startingpoint of the Palio dell'Assunta horse-race at August 16, 2013.The Palio races in Siena, in which riders representing city districts compete,and takes place twice a year in the summer in a tradition that dates back to 1656. (Photo by Chris Jablinski/Getty Images)